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A federal judge has dealt a major setback to Disney in its fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, throwing out the company’s First Amendment lawsuit.

Disney argued that the governor retaliated against the company for its protected speech when he dissolved a special tax district that governs the company’s Orlando theme parks.

But in a ruling on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor granted the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, finding that Disney did not have standing to sue the governor and that Disney cannot challenge a facially constitutional action by claiming a retaliatory motive.

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